University of South Dakota Rankings by Salary Score

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University of South Dakota is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at University of South Dakota

We calculated a salary score for each of University of South Dakota's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at University of South Dakota to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for USD Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 18 100% 100% Not Reported $50,440 18

Salary Scores for USD Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 19 94% 94% $21,500 $41,570 19
Biology, General 24 98% 98% $23,500 $25,190 24
Business Administration, Management and Operations 29 100% 100% $26,000 $37,900 29
Communication and Media Studies 55 97% 97% $22,160 $34,350 55
Criminal Justice and Corrections 62 100% 100% $25,000 $37,640 62
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 50 100% 100% $26,990 $56,420 50
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 97 100% 100% Not Reported $31,310 97
Economics 19 92% 92% Not Reported $39,010 19
English Language and Literature, General 73 100% 100% Not Reported $32,930 73
Finance and Financial Management Services 25 100% 100% $23,250 $43,960 25
Fine and Studio Arts 67 94% 94% $27,750 $28,600 67
Health and Medical Administrative Services 62 100% 100% $25,000 $44,020 62
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 55 95% 95% $25,000 $37,030 55
History 27 100% 100% $27,000 $26,740 27
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 63 82% 82% Not Reported $35,270 63
Marketing 23 100% 100% $24,640 $37,420 23
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 36 97% 97% $25,000 $31,830 36
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 60 97% 97% $26,000 $33,280 60
Political Science and Government 38 93% 93% $25,000 $33,140 38
Psychology, General 50 97% 97% $25,000 $29,930 50
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 22 99% 99% $26,990 $57,320 22
Special Education and Teaching 63 100% 100% $27,000 $39,800 63
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 66 99% 99% $26,000 $37,930 66
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 78 100% 100% $25,000 $41,040 78

Salary Scores for USD Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 39 100% 100% $11,800 $59,490 39
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 71 100% 100% $98,000 $108,330 71
Business Administration, Management and Operations 61 100% 100% $20,990 $77,140 61
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 31 100% 100% $41,000 $42,310 31
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 12 98% 98% $46,290 $48,140 12
Educational Administration and Supervision 49 98% 98% $19,700 $56,300 49
Educational/Instructional Media Design 13 100% 100% Not Reported $43,240 13
Human Services, General 100 97% 97% $34,370 $63,010 100
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 42 100% 100% Not Reported $41,340 42
Music 69 86% 86% Not Reported $38,290 69
Public Administration 99 100% 100% Not Reported $83,180 99
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 75 97% 97% Not Reported $64,490 75
Social Work 41 96% 96% $26,660 $44,470 41
Special Education and Teaching 14 100% 100% Not Reported $41,730 14
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 30 100% 100% $23,500 $43,050 30
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 4 100% 100% Not Reported $34,420 4

Salary Scores for USD Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 90 94% 94% Not Reported $106,420 90
Law 28 97% 97% $83,270 $51,170 28
Medicine 59 100% 100% $143,540 $58,670 59
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 17 100% 100% $115,330 $65,130 17

Most Recent Reviews

Gordon Tsubira 12/19/2019

As a working professional with a young family. I have enjoyed the structure of the Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate program and the support from distinguished faculty. The low cost of credits for this accredited program is a bonus. And the small cohort of highly motivated and experienced clinicians has been invaluable.

Jay S 9/25/2019

I was an online student in the Addiction Theory department. I withdrew after 1 month. I did so because it became evident quickly that USD didn't have the best interest of its students in mind. Let me explain. First, their graduate outline dictates that students aren't actually taught. They are supposed to teach themselves from the text books with occasional feedback from professors. Which works if the professors are responsive and give proper feedback. It fails miserably when they do not. One professor used... Read More